Following a sold-out run at the National Theatre, Laura Wade’s ‘piercingly funny’ (Time Out) new play transfers to the West End for 11 weeks only. Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd, Humans) reprises her acclaimed role as Judy, in Laura Wade’s fizzing comedy about one woman’s quest to be the perfect 1950’s housewife.
How happily married are the happily married? Every couple needs a little fantasy to keep their marriage sparkling. But behind the gingham curtains, things start to unravel, and being a domestic goddess is not as easy as it seems.
Fantastic play, acting. Loved it. So cleverly made.
I did enjoy play very much x
Great performance, the show was gripping and clever and the acting was spot on.
If the set had been made two feet back we could have seen the top of the stage from T row in the Stalls.
Really enjoyed the show which lived up to all my expectations. Good observations of real life and relationships, and good sense of humour, quite droll at times. Loved it.
Funny & thought provoking
Great play, loved the comedy, subtlety and the cast. Especially great to see welsh actors.
Starting off a little Alan Ayckbournish this ends up feeling a bit Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf - but always entertaining. Script is witty & tackles feminist issues with all their permutations. Performances are outstanding. The set also deserves special credit. My only quibble was the ending which seemed unsure of what it was trying to say.
Interesting situation, sad, topical, realistic but very funny. Very good performance
We saw Home I'm Darling on the 28th of March its a fast moving play/comedy based on the late 1950's period but set in present day. The music was from the late 50 period.It was very fast moving and the acting was excellent ( how they managed to remember the words and also the considerable amount of movement required took great skill) The plot is about a redundant woman who is made redundant and who agrees with her husband to become a bit like a "Stepford Wife" although the setting in this case was Welwyn Garden City. Lots of humour but also some sadness with a dominant mother trying to cure her from being just a housewife. Only on a short run so get to see it before it goes
Brilliant play . Very clever storyline . Amazingly well acted
Great play with a fabulous cast. Funny, thought provoking and entertaining.
very good, funny, had an unusual story line. very well acted. The intermittent dancing was a bit annoying.
Thoroughly enjoyed this performance. Superb acting and terrific set design.
I found the whole story of where a modern woman wants to live a 50s life and serve her husband weird. It was moderately funny. The colourful decor and outfits were the best part.
An interesting play, well performed by an energetic cast. Excellent set with fun musical interludes. The theatre is small with not much leg room.
An excellent, witty play, sharply written with poignant emphasis and a touching glimpse into private lives.
Really enjoyed this play. Great set too. Had cheap limited seat tickets but managed to catch most of the action with a bit of neck craning.
I want to see this show because I am a big fan of Katherine Parkinson in the IT Crowd, I took my friend along because it was her birthday, we both loved it, it’s a really clever idea for a play, we loved the set and the costumes, It was thought-provoking and very funny but also touching, excellent, I would really recommend it.
Took my elderly mother as a treat - not expecting to enjoy it as much as we did ! Great fun and would highly recommend!
I loved the set, the costumes and the energy with this play. The acting was great especially the mother. For me the storyline was a little thin. I kept waiting for something to happen. Even in the second half it didn't really take off. However I would recommend it.
Play was good had a lovely evening just a shame that we had a restricted view but wasn’t told this when booked up
Not having read any reviews for the play just knew it has good ones on the out stars rating plus the girl from the IT crowd and Humans ( Katherine Parkinson) was in it so it had to be great. The scene is set in a fifties style house but it wasn’t clear to me until the play was advancing that it was modern day, which was a good twist. All tha actors were great especially KP, my only dislike about the play was Just after the interval about 15minutes in to the scene the Daughter and mother light real cigarettes my partner is asthmatic and in the past has had an attack just by the smell of smoke on people’s clothes, I don’t like the smell myself of cigarettes any way, thought it was banned in public places since 2007. That’s the only thing that spoiled an others wise GREAT play and night out.
Stunning set. Interesting reminder of life in the fifties seen through the eyes of a scatty housewife engagingly played buy Katherine Parkinson. Most enjoyable.
I thought Hamilton could not be beaten as a fab night out in 2019 and then I saw this. What a stunning play. Clever, witty and poignant. It covered so many topics and all brilliantly. I have always loved Katherine Parkinson and her performance here is sublime. She is also completely supported in fantastic co-stars. The show made me laugh and cry and cringe just a bit too. A really wonderful, deep, compelling play. I saw it with my husband and 15 year old daughter and we all just loved it.
Whilst the theme was interesting and humorous I thought the most impressive aspect of the play were the actors and actresses all of whom gave such confident and convincing performances.To be commended and recommended.
Kept you entertained the whole evening!
Lot's to enjoy in this play - great acting, scene changes, music, dancing etc. It is also a clever piece which makes you think. Well worth seeing.
It was a very funny but serious play, very enjoyable, music was very good, made me want to get up and dance, should release a cd of the music.
Bloody loved this play. The set is gorgeous, abd the dresses and the juve music and dancing were a little great. But, issues of what is feminism, what is a marriage, finding yourself, #metoo, really enjoyable.
Brilliant matinee in London ‘Home I’m Darling’ - excellent acting throughout - love the daughter and the mum, especially as we went as a mum & daughter duo. Strange story but we well recommend, if you like quirky in a lovely 50s setting, and are nostalgic about the fashion of the time - I shall say no more .... except, ‘look out for the laptop’. Ah, so that’s why the title is fuddled!
brilliant acting. Brilliantly written.
We were expecting a light comedy, as we've enjoyed Katherine Parkinson in the IT Crowd and in Doc Martin, but it turned out to be more of a dark comedy - thought provoking and we're still discussing it. Signs of a good play, with great performances all round.
Excellent play. The cast were all very good, especially Katherine Parkinson. I also thought the set was clever. It was very enjoyable.
An ace performance from Katherine Parkinson and her supporting cast provided us with a totally entertaining and captivating experience.
This was a much hyped show that apparently was "sold out" in a previous run. I found the acting pedestrian and the plot hum drum.
Absolutely wonderful performance from entire cast, bringing humour, sadness and fun. Mum was brilliant with her reality checks. Loved the details on stage, costumes, little details and music. All is possible if you work on it.
I did enjoy the play very much although my view was reduced by a large, slightly inebriated person in front of me. My friend had an awful evening as the hearing loop wouldn’t connect to her hearing aid but she is making a separate complaint. I want to know why we paid £66 per ticket but the ticket said full price £55. Why £11 discrepancy?
Not a comedy as I expected but thoroughly engaging, believable characters well executed, thought provoking and above all entertaining definitely worth seeing
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Duke of York's Theatre, St Martin's Lane, London
No refunds or exchanges after booking.
Running Time: 2 Hours 30 Minutes including interval
How Does It Work
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When Can I Go
Booking Period: 26th January 2019 to 13th April 2019
Where Do I Go
Duke of York's Theatre, St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG
The nearest Tube stations are Leicester Square (Northern and Piccadilly lines) and Charing Cross (Bakerloo and Northern lines).
Leicester Square: From the station head north up Charing Cross Road and take the first right onto Long Acre. When the road intersects with Upper St. Martin's Lane turn left. The theatre is a two minute walk away down the road.
Charing Cross: See the directions in the 'Train' section above.
Bus: There are plenty of buses operating in this area.
For the Strand take buses: 6, 9, 11, 15, 23, 91 and 139.
For Charing Cross take the 24, 29, 47, 176.